Inter Milan new signings: Confirmed ins and outs for January 2024

Inter Milan are flying under Simone Inzaghi this season. The Nerazzurri are top of Serie A and are in a strong position to secure their first Scudetto since 2020/21 after losing just one of their opening 20 league matches.

Simone’s side also remain in the Champions League hunt. Following a strong group stage campaign, Inter will be looking to progress to a second consecutive final in Europe’s premier competition.

There has been little winter transfer activity from Inter following a flurry of big ins and outs over the summer. However, Simone has added some reinforcements to his squad for the second half of the campaign.

Simone Inzaghi has made one January signing – Photo by Icon Sport

Inter Milan new signings: January 2024 arrivals

Confirmed Inter Milan signings in January 2024

Inter used the summer window to develop in the core positions as defensive reinforcements were the priority.

The Italian giant’s biggest signing was Benjamin Pavard from Paris Saint-Germain for around £26 million. Pavard has been a first-team regular for Simone this season and the former Bayern Munich defender has made 16 appearances at centre-back.

Experienced defender Francesco Acerbi has also proven to be a summer bargain. The 35-year-old moved to the San Siro from Lazio for around £3 million and has featured in Simone’s back three 24 times this season.

Goalkeeper Yann Sommer was another strong summer addition as the Swiss stopper replaced the outgoing Andre Onana. Keeping up with his previous reliability for Borussia Mönchengladbach Sommer has been ever-present for the Nerazzurri, starting 26 games in all competitions.

In the attacking department, Inter’s free summer signing Marcus Thuram is proving to be a shrewd acquisition. The all-action striker has struck up a prolific partnership with Lautaro Martínez and the duo have 41 goal contributions between them in all competitions.

Marcus Thuram has scored 12 goals for Inter this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Tajon Buchanan – Club Brugge (£6 million)

Although Inter are well stocked in the defensive positions, the Serie A leaders decided to move quickly to bring in Canadian full-back Tajon Buchanan from Club Brugge in January.

The 24-year-old made over 60 appearances for MLS side New England before switching to Brugge in January 2022, In the Jupiler Pro League, Buchanan made 67 appearances and stood out for his goal contributions, with 12 goals and 11 assists.

This forward-thinking approach will suit Simone’s 3-5-2 wingback system and the Canadian will likely provide competition for Denzel Dumfries on the right side.

Confirmed Inter Milan departures in January 2024

With a settled squad, Simone is unlikely to allow any first-team players to depart in the winter window. The Nerazzurri saw plenty of big names leave in the summer so a more settled January is expected.

Onana’s move to Man United was the biggest Inter departure. The Ghanaian left the San Siro for around £50 million. However, Sommer has proven to be a solid like-for-like replacement in this department.

Yann Sommer has made 26 Inter appearances this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Experienced midfield duo Robin Gosens and Marcelo Brozovic also left Inter in the summer.

Similarly to Onana’s departure, the absence of Gosens and Brozovic has largely gone unnoticed due to Inter’s central midfield strength. The starting trio of Hakan Çalhanoglu, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Nicolò Barella have been key to Inter’s success this season.

One Inter player who has been heavily linked with a move away is Stefano Sensi. The Italian is reportedly a major target for Championship side Leicester as the out-of-favour midfielder has only made three substitute appearances this season.

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